 The term “College” means Azad Mahavidyalaya, Ausa
 The term “Parent University” means Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded.
 The term “Principal” means the Head of Institute.
 The term Student” means all persons admitted regular courses at the College.
 The term “Staff member” means any person a regular Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Teacher appointed on fix payment, Teacher appointed on Clock Hour Basis payment or utilized by the College to conduct classroom or teaching activities.
 The term “Administrative staff” includes any person employed by the College, performing assigned administrative, facilities, or professional responsibilities. In some cases, graduate level interns or assistants may also be assigned such administrative or
professional responsibilities.
 The term “College Campus” includes all land, buildings, facilities, and other property in the possession of or owned, leased, used, or controlled by the College (including adjacent streets and sidewalks)
 The term “Organization” means any number of persons who have complied with the formal requirements for Azad Mahavidyalaya, Ausa.
 The term “shall” is used in the imperative sense.
 The term “may” is used in the permissive sense.
 The term “policy” means the written regulations of the College as found in, but not limited to, the Student Handbook, the College web page and computer use policy, and Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded Rules of Conduct.
 The “Discipline Committee” sets expectations related to cheating, plagiarism, and other acts of academic dishonesty.
 The term “Public place” means any place or premises to which the public have or are permitted to have access, whether on payment or otherwise.

Azad Mahavidyalaya, Ausa
Code of Conduct for Students

1.1 Introduction:
The Student Code of Conduct applies to all students enrolled in any course or program at Azad Mahavidyalaya, Ausa The Code applies to all in the campus for academic and social activities which are sponsored or supervised by the College. Prohibited conduct may subject a student to disciplinary action. The rules and regulations are communicated to the students through the in publications in the form of College prospectus, catalogues, leaflet, pamphlets, admission criteria, enrollment contracts, and posted notices. Violations of academic policies defined under this Code will be addressed by the Principal. The student may be removed or suspended immediately from the College by the Principal in his or her sole discretion; this suspension will not be challengeable.

1.2 Purpose:
The Code is persistent with the mission and vision of the College. The purpose of the Code is to:
 Institutionalize the standards of educational and personal conduct for all the students.
 Ensure the students for safety and security.
 Inculcate human values, ethical sensitivity and social responsiveness among the students.
 Formulate the requisite behavior and relationship of students with the College staff.

1.3 Rules and Regulations:
Following are the rules and regulations of the College for the Students:
 Admission: Admission will be given strictly on merit basis.
 Dress code: No student will remain present without college uniform and Identity Card in the campus. It is required to produce Identity Card any time whenever demanded.
 Attendance: Students will remain present in the classroom as 75% attendance is compulsory.In case of attendance less than 75%, parents will be conveyed and preventive measures will be taken. No student of one class shall enter any other class under any pretext.
 Sex/gender based misconduct: Abuse or harassment, physical, verbal by any other means by any student in the College premises is strictly prohibited. This includes, abuse or harassment on the basis upon such factors as sex, gender, cast, religion, race, ethnicity, colour, national origin, handicap, age, sexual orientation, and political or religious beliefs.

1.4 Disciplinary Code:
i) The unlawful possession, use or distribution of alcohol in the College premises is prohibited; including, possession or use of any narcotic substance, or carrying to the College under intoxicated condition. Students found using drugs or liquor will be dismissed. Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the campus.
ii) Student should not sit in the steps or staircases.
iii) Student should not pinch anywhere in the campus.
iv) Students are forbidden from sticking bills, writing, drawing, and painting on the boards, walls, desks or anywhere in the campus.
v) Students found guilty of using foul language or behaving rudely towards the staff members, or administrative or non-teaching staff will be expelled from the college.
vi) Use of cell phones inside the class rooms is not permitted; lengthy and un-necessary conversation anywhere in the campus is disallowed.
vii) Attempted or actual theft of property of the College, or belongings of a Staff member of the College will not tolerated.
ix) The students are responsible to keep the campus clean and neat.
x) The Students should stick on to the rules and regulations that may be issued from time to time.
xi) Absolute silence should be maintained during teaching hours in the classroom also while moving from class room to laboratory/ library/ auditorium and anywhere in the campus. No student should leave the class room hours during lecture without the permission of the lecturer.
xii) Students are advised to read notices regularly put on the notice board and not to ignore the instructions; also they should convey the notification to their parents/guardians.
xiii) Any malpractice in examination will be prohibited under University Act and norms laid down by the College from time to time.
xiv) Open flames, including the burning of candles, firearms, including rifles, shotguns, handguns, air guns, and gas-powered guns, weapons like knives and all ammunition or hand- loading equipment and supplies for the same, are not allowed. Students are not permitted to possess or use fireworks, dangerous devices, chemicals, or fiery in the College promises in its environs

1.4 Misuse of Resources:
In case of damage or destroying of the College property, the concerned student shall replace the same at his/her own cost.

1.5 Misconduct of IT Resources:
Theft of IT resources, hacking College website or official password without permission is treated as cyber crime under Cyber Crime Laws and handed over to the concerned regulatory authorities.

1.6 Anti-Ragging:
According to the Maharashtra Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1999, UGC notification, direction of Supreme Court of India and the recommendation of Raghavan Committee, measures are taken to prevent ragging. Ragging is strictly prohibited inside the college campus. Students involved in ragging will be dismissed from the college. As per UGC Regulations, college has formed Anti- ragging Committee.

1.7 Jurisdiction
The Principal of college will resolve any query and question regarding the Code of Conduct. The final rights of matter related to the Code of Conduct and disputes there in lies with the Principal.

1.8 Actions:
The following disciplinary actions may be imposed independently or jointly. The College reserves the right to impose other sanctions or disciplinary actions not listed in this handbook.
a) The issues of disputes related to the students themselves or with teaching/non-teaching staff are resolved amicably through Consensus.
b) Disciplinary Notice or Warning: students will be issued a written notice about violation of the Code that may result in more serious action against the student.
c) The case of failure of student to pay the penalties towards damage/recovery in any form after lapse of notice period, recovers from students/parents before the issue of TC.
d) Fine will be imposed for not attending College continuously or having attendance less than 75%.
e) A student involved in misconduct of a serious nature will be asked to cancel his/her admission.

1.9 Appeal:
Request made by a student for reconsideration of the decision on cancellation of admission/penalty are
entertained by the Principal.